Baroness Books The “Sweet Oblivion Tour” Headline Dates for Europe, Around Summer Festival Dates

Baroness bring their “Sweet Oblivion Tour” to Europe this Summer, announcing a number of headlining performances amidst their previously announced festival outings. Tickets for all headlining dates are on-sale this Friday, March 15, at 10 am local time. Ticketing links can be found at the links below.  Continue reading

INTERVIEW: John Dyer Baizley of Baroness Talks About “Stone” and Supporting Underground Bands

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with John Dyer Baizley of Baroness  to discuss the band’s recent album “Stone” – out now on Abraxan Hymns, the band’s own imprint. We discussed the new album, the consistency of the current lineup, their tradition of unplugged shows at independent record stores, John’s lyrical growth over the years, and much more!  

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CONCERT REVIEW: Baroness – Primitive Man – Midwife – Agriculture Live at The UC Theatre 

On a beautiful autumn night we headed out to see one of my favorite bands in one of my favorite Bay Area venues. To readers of this website, no one will be shocked that Baroness is one of my all-time top bands and I hold all their albums in high regard. We recently did a deep dive discography over at the Glacially Musical Pouredcast. I even own an exclusive John Dyer Baizley-made print from the Yellow and Green album era (Relapse Records) that holds a special place in my heart. Needless to say, the 2023 release of the album Stone (Abraxan Hymns) has not left my rotation. Not only was I getting to see one of the best bands to ever do it live, three other killer bands were joining them tonight in Primitive Man, Midwife and Agriculture. The approach of the headline band to have different sets of rotating openers should be a more common practice when possible.  

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ALBUM REVIEW: Baroness – Stone


Since the music of Baroness has been unlike any other band to me, and more akin to a spiritual experience since I first got into them in 2007, I set the mood for myself before listening. I turned the lights down low, cracked the window open to get a nice breeze going, and heard the sound of large late summer raindrops filling my ears. The city’s heartbeat in the deep background was the only other sound besides my breathing. I just stared at the new album artwork for five straight minutes. At peace for a change, in the still and calm of myself, and by chance, present in the city of my birth for a few days, I hit play on the promo and then let the first notes hit me. 

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Los Angeles II

Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/17/19

Tonight is the night! Decibel Metal and Beer Festival Los Angeles’s second edition starts tonight! Ghost Cult’s crew will be on hand as the best metal bands in the world match with the greatest Beers in the USA thanks to the greatest metal magazine ever, our pals at Decibel Magazine! Among the weekend’s top bands will be Possessed, Carcass, Vio-Lence, Nails, Gruesome, Schammasch who are making their US debut, Intronaut Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, Evoken Gatecreeper and more! Taking place this weekend, Friday and Saturday, December 13-14, 2019. Weekend passes are sold out but you can still get single-day tickets for the fest at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. Here is the lineup! Continue reading

Nails, Possessed, Vio-Lence, Spirit Adrift, Schammasch and more Booked for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest LA II

December in Los Angeles just got cooler with the second annual Decibel Metal and Beer Fest LA II, coming this Friday and Saturday, December 13-14, 2019, as Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine, brings the loudest, heaviest, most extreme craft beer festival to the Observatory venue in Santa Ana, California. Already announced bands include Possessed, Vio-lence, Nails, Cadaver, Schammasch (U.S. debut performance) Evoken, Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, Gatecreeper, Graf Orlock, Mortuous and more to be announced. Low price early bird tickets are on sale at the link below. Continue reading